A new job listing for the upcoming The Last of Us multiplayer has hinted that the game could be free to play.
As reported by GamesRadar, Naughty Dog has posted a recent job listing for a producer dealing with live ops to supports a major new multiplayer title. The description asks for those with experience "in a production role supporting a AAA, free to play, live title."
The listing doesn't explicitly state that the title in question is The Last of Us, but it's likely safe to assume it relates to the title. The listing asks for candidates with "a deep understanding of the complexities of live game operations."
Industry insider Jeff Grubb recently highlighted the upcoming multiplayer game as being "very, very live servicey," in a Giant Bomb stream. Given what the job description lists, it would seem that the claim holds some truth.
Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann said in a tweet last month that Naughty Dog would "give a big update on the ambitious TLoU Online game in 2023."
For now, the upcoming multiplayer game remains untitled. It is set to feature unique story elements with brand new characters, and will be located in San Francisco, California.